0406 GMT September 23, 2018
Taxing sweet snacks bring greater health benefits than taxing sugar-sweetened drinks
Taxing sweet snacks could lead to broader reductions in the amount of sugar purchased than similar increases in the price of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs), according to new research published in BMJ Open.
Autism prevalence rises to 1 in 59 children
The prevalence of autism has been raised to 1 in 59 children by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in tracking of 11 communities across the country.
HIV drug appears safe during pregnancy
Drugs to prevent HIV-positive pregnant women from infecting their unborn babies appear safe and don't raise the risk for premature birth or infant death, new research indicates.
Engaging in physical activity decreases people's chance of developing depression
An international team including researchers from King's College London have found physical activity can protect against the emergence of depression, regardless of age and geographical region.
Hearing loss tied to higher risk of accidental injuries
People who have a lot of trouble hearing may be almost twice as likely to experience an accidental injury as individuals with excellent or good hearing, a US study suggested.
For elderly, opioids tied to higher risk of fall-related injuries and deaths
Elderly people who are prescribed opioids may be at higher risk for injuries from falls, some of which may be fatal, a Canadian analysis of trauma cases suggested.
World Malaria Day 2018: Are you ‘ready to beat Malaria’ this year?
World Malaria Day is observed on April 25 every year to recognize the global effort to control malaria and also to spread awareness about the around the world.
Cognitive behavioral therapy helps control autistic kids' emotions
Autistic children's emotions can be managed with cognitive behavioral therapy, according to new research.
Pediatric obesity, depression connected in the brain, study finds
Early-life obesity and depression may be driven by shared abnormalities in brain regions that process rewards, according to researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine.
Hydration may be key to a beneficial workout
Older adults, drink up. You need plenty of water during exercise so your brain gets the full benefits of working out, researchers said.
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